Local Authorities such as Ribble Valley Borough Council are permitted to set the level of allowances that are paid to their Members to cover the expenses that they incur as part of being a local Councillor. Examples of these allowances are:
- A Basic Allowance - paid to every Member of the Council
- A Special Responsibility Allowance - paid to Committee Chairmen, the Leader, Deputy Leader, Shadow Leader
- Travel and Subsistence Allowances
You can find full details of the allowances in the Members Allowances Scheme
The council is required to agree and publicise it's members allowance scheme each year and have an independent review at least every four years.
An independent panel was set up in December 2018 in order to carry out a review for 2019/20. A copy of the independent report can be downloaded.
Details of the amount paid to each Councillor are available to download for each year, see Members' Allowances paid.
The information published here follows the format set out in the practitioners guide as published by the Local Government Group in collaboration with the Local Public Data Panel.
The reported expenditure is categorised using the Service Reporting Code of Practice for Local Authorities (SeRCOP) as provided by the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA). This is an acknowledged service classification for describing services and allows comparisons to be made between service spend in different organisations.
The Council paid the following amounts to members of the Council during the year Members' Allowances Paid.